Earth

Model:

  • Fabric = 28 count Cashel in Lava by Picture This

  • Pattern size = 13" x 11" (14 ct.)

  • Stitch count = 177 x 159

  • Stitched 2 over 2


Threads:

  • DMC

  • Kreinik blending filaments

  • Kreinik very fine braid (#4)

  • The Gentle Art

  • Weeks Dye Works - note: The Weeks thread used in this design is 'Hot Rod' (#2233), which is a retired color but may still available on request from Weeks Dye Works. However, if you can't get 'Hot Rod', Weeks thread 'Fiesta' (#4131) should work well instead.

About the design:

I am a Biologist and spend a lot of time outside running around in the wilds of Kansas. So, you may very well ask, "Why did you not make a design entitled 'Earth' with green things in it?" It's a good question as that is the way most people think of our planet. However, I happen to have a weird fascination with fire and the color red. Partly because of this, when I think about the Earth, I tend to think more about the rejuvenating processes of fires that burn off old vegetation and volcanoes that are the primary source of new land on the planet. And, let's face it, as far as natural disasters go, volcanoes have some of the most destructive potential in the world. A big enough eruption and everything all over the globe could be affected, not just the area around the volcano itself. The body of this dragon represents a flow of very hot liquid lava while the wings represent the cooling edges of the flow.

Released in 2008